China Travel Innovation Challenge (CTIC) is an innovative competition initiated by TravelDaily China. The final of the CTIC competition will take place in the afternoon on the second day of the 2017 TravelDaily Conference.

Six to eight finalists will be selected from amongst the entries of international or domestic companies to vie for the China Travel Innovation Award. The finalists will demonstrate their innovative products to a panel of esteemed judges and an audience of more than 1,200 senior executives in the travel sector.

Who may take part?

The CTIC competition welcomes applications from teams of listed companies or startups that meet the following requirements:

Please note that all applications will be vetted by TravelDaily analysts based on the uniqueness of the underlying technological innovation. The event is not a commercial roadshow, nor a novelty show or story-telling event.

What will you gain?

What criteria will be applied in the product assessment?

The panel of judges will assess the nominated products by five criteria, including product value, user experience, technological innovativeness, business model and potential business value. No application fee required.

Each finalist will be given eight minutes to present and demonstrate their product and three minutes to answer judges’ questions.

Apply to pitch

In order to choose the competitors, we need a document which contains:

If you want to be considered, please email us at with " China Travel Innovation Challenge" in the subject line.

July 21, 2017 Application deadline

Aug. 1, 2017 Finalists confirmation

The Panel of Judges

Cindy Xiaofan Wang, CFO, Ctrip
Guangfu Cui, Growth PE Partner, IDG Capital
Christopher R. Hemmeter, Co-founder & Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Herry Han, Partner & Co-Founder, Lightspeed China Partners
Jay You, Partner, Yuantai Investment Partners Evergreen Fund
Senior executive from Sabre

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